English Faculty Receive Philpott Endowment Grants for Humanities Projects 

Sunny Statler-Pace, on the left, and Emily Friedman

Dr. Sunny Stalter-Pace (pictured above, left) and Dr. Emily Friedman (pictured above, right), both of the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, recently received grants from the Harry M. Philpott Endowment for the Humanities to enhance teaching and learning in the humanities. 

Dr. Friedman is an associate professor in the Department of English and co-founder with Dr. Derek Ross and Greg Schmidt of the Book Lab Cart, which provides supplies for students to experience the physical components, design, and artistry of book production. The Philpott award will allow her to purchase a tabletop letterpress. Dr. Stalter-Pace is Hargis Associate Professor of American Literature in the Department of English, and she will use the grant to support a guest lecturer’s visit to her class, as well as provide support for student participation in a national humanities conference.  

The Philpott Endowment is named for Dr. Harry M. Philpott, Auburn University’s eleventh president, who served from 1965 to 1980.  

For more information, or to give to the endowment, visit or contact Mark Wilson at or 334-844-6198.  

Last Updated: March 24, 2020